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Plane investigation finds Boeing and pilot responsible for crash

Those in New York who regularly fly may be interested in the recent investigation into Boeing, the largest plane manufacturer in the world. The investigation came from Indonesian aviation experts who looked into the 2018 Lion Air Flight 610 plane crash. Investigators determined that design flaws in the 737 MAX Boeing plane contributed to the crash.

The plane crash under accident investigation occurred in Jakarta in October 2018. The plane plummeted into the Java Sea just minutes after takeoff and killed all 189 people on board. Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee linked nine factors of the crash to the airline, Boeing and the pilots. These factors included the design of the anti-stall system in the plane, 31 pages of the logbook that were missing, failure on the pilot's part to brief the co-pilot and the airline for not grounding the plane after earlier problems.

Boeing responded that it is going to take unprecedented steps to overhaul software and safety standards to ensure that problems like this don't occur again. These measures will include improving the anti-stall system components and updating its pilot and crew training manuals. A safety committee has been set up by Boeing to take care of these matters.

Those who fly in airplanes rely on the airline, pilot, crew and plane manufacturer to ensure that the flight is safe. Design defects in airplanes are often the reason for problems during flights, such as crashes or stalls. Airplane manufacturers may be responsible for damages to injured parties or families of the deceased when design flaws cause a crash. In this case, the anti-stall components of the Boeing airplane reportedly contributed to the crash. Those who lost a family member in the crash may be able to file a civil suit against Boeing. If negligence is proven, Boeing may be responsible for damages to the families.

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